Phil Demmel from Vio-lence / ex-Machine Head talks Australian tour with Sacred Reich
Updated: Feb 21
We spoke to Phil Demmel from VIO-LENCE about their upcoming Australian tour with SACRED REICH, leaving Machine Head and the affect it had on him personally, filling in for Gary Holt with Slayer, being a young metal Grandparent and what he has planned for the future!
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Formed in the San Francisco B ay Area in 1985, VIO-LENCE instilled themselves as groundbreakers of the second wave of thrash with their revered 1988 album “Eternal Nightmare”. Throughout ’88 and ’89, VIO-LENCEtoured the album to great success alongside thrash comrades TESTAMENT, VOIVOD, DEATH ANGEL, SANCTUARY, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, D.R.I., M.O.D. and the CRO-MAGS. In ’89, Megaforce Records/Atlantic signed the band, leading to the release of the bands’ second album “Oppressing the Masses” (1990). The band toured the album to packed crowds alongside OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, DEFIANCE, RIGOR MORTIS and PRONG.
In 1991, VIO-LENCE released their EP “Torture Tactics” and their third studio album “Nothing to Gain”.
1993 brought the unfortunate break-up of the band, with some members splintering off to form TORQUE and MACHINE HEAD. Some 26 years later, and re-united at last as VIO-LENCE, Hardline Media are looking forward to welcoming Phil Demmel (lead guitar), Deen Dell (bass), Sean Killian (vocals), Perry Strickland (drums) and Ray Vegas (rhythm guitar) as they unleash their hefty sound and stage presence to the Aussie masses:
NEW SACRED REICH AND VIO-LENCE 2020 TOUR DATES:
TUES 7 JULY - CANBERRA - THE BASEMENT
WED 8 JULY - BRISBANE - THE OUTPOST
THUR 9 JULY - MELBOURNE - MAX WATTS
FRI 10 JULY - SYDNEY - CROWBAR
SAT 11 JULY - ADELAIDE – ENIGMA
TICKETS FOR THE NEW DATES ARE AVAILABLE HERE: https://hardlinemedia.net/current-tours